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Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Colder with snow on the hills

Despite a cold wet summer the autumn has been fairly wet, windy and warm with few if any overnight frosts compared to normal.
With the recent colder weather we've had a bit of wet snow on the hills but no hard frosts beforehand to freeze the ground.
The snow may look pretty but wet snow insulating sodden wet ground is not what's needed for good climbing or skiing conditions. Nevertheless a few keen climbers have been out and about on the high mixed rock routes and believe it or not in a snowy rubble filled Aladdin's Couloir....!!!!
With the temperatures forecast to increase over the next few days the snow will quickly disappear before hopefully the return of proper winter weather in a few weeks time?
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